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President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address


Published January 20, 1961
Topics Speeches


The audio from John Fitzgerald Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address. This is the speech with the famous quote "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."


Source The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Run time 14:33
Label / Recorded by Ben Franske

Reviews

Reviewer: peace_maker - - July 22, 2009
Subject: J.F.K
he was some one that I had always admired cause of his speeches . he wanted to see peace but I think he saw the things coming before he was shot. "Let us make peace not by politics or by the wars that politics makes but peace as in our self, before peace can be made out to the world. that we must have inner peace with in us before peace can be made with any one else. not to have

any one destroy humanity with one touch of a button for those who want use Nuclear Science not to use it to show purpose of those who scare other people of using there power over many nations that want peace. The 60's was back then different.

people may have cared then but it was changing with in each generation of people . because how the old ways were taught. were changing from those who taught the basic principals of faith and religion, and how to be living in a moral culture and using respect for other people and to have caring families has disappeared . the purpose of peace and a new generation has changed
the purpose for peace was not making war..." War has become today in the 21st century repeated process then it was in Kennedy's day the purpose for peace was not making war But war has never made peace though peace, what the American people wanted in us as people.

"Not past leaders who used politics trying to make peace and not the efforts not using force on any country to summit a different government.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - July 3, 2005
Subject: JFK
Good
Reviewer: americanbychoice - - April 15, 2005
Subject: Back when people cared.
This is a wonderful speech and is delivered with passion for America. Though I wasn't alive, this speech makes me long for days when people cared more about America, its place in the world, and about doing good. Great motivator.
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